“Burnt by the Sun” starts out like a masterpiece by Chekhov and then is hit by violence so sudden and so shocking that, to us, it echoes of 9/11. The Russian/French movie, which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film, is brilliantly adapted for the stage by Peter Flannery.
“Already a classic” declared the enchanted critics when it premiered at the Royal National Theatre in London. Beautiful, full of wonderful characters, funny and deeply moving, “Burnt by the Sun” is not to be missed.
Where: Studio 116, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: May 3-12.
Single ticket prices are: Adult, $15; Senior (60+), $10; Non-UMKC Student, $10; UMKC Faculty/Staff, $10; UMKC Student, $6. Industry Night is Monday, May 6; tickets are $10. For tickets, call the Central Ticket Office at (816) 235-6222 or purchase online (additional fees apply with online ticket purchase).